This via friends in the movement, about the piece of legislation designed to trump local soverignty in the pursuit of all the racists they can get to vote for them - that appears to be the main target audience - and constituency - of some legislators. Anyway, call this weekend and do some kind of visible action in resistance to the bill.
Please forward to your lists also...Thank you
Here is a list of the Republican Senators who need to be called to vote NO on SB 1070, even if you just leave a message, please take a moment to call them!
A group of us spent this morning at the State Legislature, we talked to four Republican Senators,all we need is 3 of them to vote no on SB 1070. One said she will definitely vote no, we only need 2 more... Two (Steve Pierce and Jay Tibshraeny) told us they were "undecided"....there is still time to help this bill die.
Please take a moment to call, here is the list, all of them are Republicans. Some possible talking points to these Republicans could be....
1) The enormous cost to implement this law in a time of economic strife, cuts in education, we want taxes cut NOT increased because of this bill...
2) Public safety overall will be jeopardized with this bill as local law enforcement will be spending too much time on checking everyone's status rather than responding to emergencies....
3) Incarceration of Parents of U.S. citizen children, will only lead to more people on the welfare system, for the rest of us to take care of. There is actually a high number of US citizen children with undocumented parents- extracting the bread-winner from the family only puts more strain on the rest of us.
Jay Tibshraeny 602-926-4486 (told us he was undecided)
Steve Pierce 602-926-5584 (told us he was undecided)
Barbara Leff 602-926-4486
Linda Gray 602-926-3376
Al Melvin 602-926-4326
Ron Gould 602-926-4138
Jack Harper 602-926-4178
Sylvia Allen 602-926-5219
Jim Waring 602-926-4916
Bob Burns 602-926-5993
Chuck Gray 602-926-5288
John Huppenthal 602-926-5261
Thayer Verschoor 602-926-4136
Jonathon Paton 602-926-3235
John Nelson 602-926-5872 (I spoke with him in person, he said he knows it is not a good bill, but 70% of his constituents want him to vote yes on it - please call him and tell him you don't want it!)
Please forward to your lists....!